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Payments and insurance

Find out more about paying for the deposits, tipping and the correct travel insurance needed when travelling to Antarctica.

Payments and insurance

Booking, deposits and final payments
For all Antarctic expeditions we require a 30% deposit at the time of booking and full payment no later than 120 days before the expedition departure date. All payments are non-refundable so we advise you to take out comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking. It’s worth paying special attention to the level of cancellation cover your chosen insurance provides.

In addition to reading Journey Latin America’s Terms and Conditions, Antarctic cruise operators require you to complete passenger information forms and adhere to their own terms and conditions. By confirming your booking with us, you confirm your acceptance of these additional conditions.

Payments on board

The cost of your cruise includes all on-shore landings and all meals but there may be extras to settle on board such as beverages and (where available) sending emails. Additional expenses are settled on board in cash using US Dollars or Euros. Some credit cards are also accepted, depending on your chosen ship.

Tipping
Tips to your crew and expedition team are entirely voluntary but as a rough guide US$10-15 per traveller per day is a good basic tipping guide.

Insurance
Please check your travel insurance policy covers travel in Antarctica, paying particular attention to the level of cover for evacuation in the event of a medical emergency. Our recommended insurance policy by Campbell Irvine Ltd covers travellers for emergency evacuation from land, where they can be reached by aircraft. This means, in theory, a client could be assisted on mainland South America, the Falkland Islands, or on King George Island (South Shetlands).

For more information have a look at our Insurance page.

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